September 28, 2023

Episode #623 – Grape Encounters’ Fave, Oregon Wine Experience, is Back!

With restrictions lifted after our long Covid ordeal, most of us are eager to make up for lost time. For wine enthusiasts, that means looking for events to attend that promise an unforgettable experience. Well, one thing is certain, The Oregon Wine Experience is a Grape Encounters’ favorite, promising a full-immersion food and wine happening that delivers Oregon’s finest in high style!

Joining David on this episode of Grape Encounters is Sarahanne Driggs, Events Officer for the Assante Foundation. Here’s how David describes this show:

“Of all the wine and food events I’ve covered in recent years, there’s absolutely nothing that tops the extraordinary Oregon Wine Experience, which takes place in Southern Oregon at the end of August.

This mind-blowing extravaganza is the ultimate health-related fundraiser; produced by the extraordinary Assante Foundation for the benefit of the Chidrens Miracle network. I’ll be sharing tons of information with you from now until the event begins, but don’t let that stop you from checking out the details of the event that I can only describe as a full-immersion foodie and Oregon wine extravaganza that will exceed your every expectation. The Oregon Wine Experience is arguably the top destination wine and culinary benefit in the country. This distinct experience located in historic Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the state’s unrivaled wines, paired with mouthwatering culinary creations unique to Oregon.

Spanning an entire week, you’ll get get to sample exclusive wine futures straight from the barrel at the Founders’ Barrel Auction. You’ll meet top winemaking talent during the Medal Celebration. After that, you’ll get to sample award-winning wine from all corners of the state paired with incomparable cuisine at the Grand Tasting. Finally, you’ll get to toast the very best of Oregon at the Miracle Auction & world-renowned Salmon Bake. I’d love to meet you there! Learn how to be a part of it at”

This edition of Grape Encounters is brought to you by Total Wine & More, where you can get 12 awesome wines hand-picked by Total Wine’s friendly experts. You’ll receive 2 wines that wow per month, all for a one time fee as low as $59! Best of all, you get to mix and match real gems… Red, white, rosé and sparkling, too. Pick a plan that’s just right for you!

Click here and we’ll take you to the Membership page. While you’re there, spend a little time checking out their mind-boggling selection of more than 8000 wines and an equally impressive selection of beer and spirits, too!

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